About this object

  • ID:

    A1989

  • Production date:

    Tudor; 16th century

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Medieval London: Daily Life and the Thames: Fashion

  • This is a Tudor child’s mitten. It was hand-knitted from wool. The mitten was found in the Finsbury area of London. In Tudor times Finsbury was covered by fields. Perhaps a child lost their mitten here when they were playing in the snow in the winter. Knitting became popular in the 1500s. It was a good way for people to make clothes for their children. It is very rare to find Tudor clothes still surviving today. This object helps us to understand how children were looked after in Tudor times.

  • Measurements

    L 130 mm; W 70 mm (including thumb piece)

  • Materials

    wool

  • Last Updated

    2016-11-24

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • CREDIT

    Seymour Lucas Collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    digital image copyright Museum of London

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